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Craigslist Ad in Milwaukee, WI.

Hello,
Up for sale is a custom built 1973 Honda CL450 Scrambler/Enduro Cafe Racer motorcycle. It's a four-stroke with points ignition, runs and drives with lots of new parts and refurbished to running condition with original title and original miles and keys.

Here are a list of the new parts installed on the bike.

New Parts:
Brand new steering column bearing (upgraded sealed and tapered bearing vs. the stock BB style loose bearings)
Brand new chrome cafe racer clip-on handlebars
Brand new handlebar grips
Brand new chrome bar-end 3" round mirrors (not pictured)
Brand new chrome headlight fork ear mounting bracket
Brand new aluminum universal Honda handlebar controls - polished
Brand new (custom turn signals)
Brand new turn light sensor/timer
Brand new exhaust gaskets
Brand new spark plugs
Brand new engine bolt kit
Brand new carburetor rebuild kit and floats
Brand new pod air filters
Brand new petcock
Brand new fuses
Brand new battery
Brand new aluminum seat, custom cut for a low profile
Brand new front brake cable
Brand new throttle cable
Brand new clutch cable

Here is a list of the parts that are not new, but have been rebuilt to working order.

Rebuilt:
Front drum brake
Rear drum brake
Front forks with new fork oil
Points ignition system
Carburators
Fuel Tank

Here is a short list of the things that the bike might still need in the in the next riding season.

Still Needs:
Eventually its going to need tires, tubes, chain and brake pads. The bike is currently kick-start only. The electric starter motor works fine, but there are some starter gears that have been removed from the bike (bought it that way). I have those gears and the come with the purchase of the bike to add electric start.

Miles:
10,157

The bike's steel tank and side covers have been stripped of paint and polished. The aluminum engine side covers, rims, brake hubs, handlebar controls, forks, top triple tree, etc. have all been polished to a high shine.

Bike has new plugs, fresh oil change, rebuilt carbs, new petcock, and a tuned ignition system.
The rear tail section and taillight are off a 1964 Suzuki T10, modified to fit the CL450, stripped of paint and polished. It makes for a uniquely cool rear tail section. The seat is a custom aluminum steel pan bent for a low-profile bump stop style Cafe Racer seat. It comes in bare aluminum, or with padding and custom made cover.

The speedo/tacho combo has been removed for a more simplistic and slim single mounted speedometer. The mounting bracket is a custom job for this bike. The original tachometer will be included with the purchase of the bike. Along with the original seat pan and foam. I can also provide a bill of sale as well if one is requested, but I have the original title so it's not necessary.

This motorcycle is for auction on ebay and is being sold locally and on other classified ads. I reserve the right to cancel any bids/offers in the event it sells through another venue, or to another person/party.

Serious buyers only. I won't accept test drives unless you have a valid driver's license and motorcycle license/permit and have come with cash as a serious buyer.
Feel free to contact me with any questions via email or text. I will accept calls too, leave a voice message and I'll get back to you.

If the ad is up, the bike is still for sale. Please see photos for the bike's condition and to view all the customizations for this Cafe Racer style Honda CL450 Scrambler.

Thank you for looking at and reading my ad.
Austin - Menomonee Falls, WI.

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I love when people post a whole long list of periodic maintenance items on a list for a fancy custom bike, and try to imply that those things are something special.
 

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1973 Honda CL450 Scrambler Cafe Racer Custom

MEH.
Is it bad that the price is half what I assumed the crack price would be?
Still will never understand wanting something that looks like a parts bike.
The seat cover is funny...

This is just old.

-first post is a shitty bike for sale at a stupid price with a dumb listing
-dog pile of the members here
-few mentions about limiting the classifieds to members with a minimum post count.
-OP comes back and bitches
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lame
 

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At least it's only a few hundred overpriced...not a few grand :)

so we really aren't pursuing the post count requirement?

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I got a few on your list jag
 

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So that's a towel wrapped over the seat pan?

How the hell did screwing a flat ally plate onto a bike ever become an acceptable replacement for an actual seat?



 

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I'm just upset because I miss my CB450.
would really like a clean stock CL450
 

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I'm just upset because I miss my CB450.
would really like a clean stock CL450
Me too. My first bike was a 1968 CL450. I have a 1970 now, but it is low on the priority list to finish. I really want a 1968 CB450, the 5 speed motor with the last of the toaster tanks
 

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The 5 speed is nice.
never rode an early one, they had a different crank no?

i liked that it was big enough to ride on the road with real cars, bu small enough that it was fun and easy to move around.
i have a soft spot for scramblers.
 

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In the US I think they were all 180 degree cranks, even the 4 speed bikes. 1968 was a 1 year only style. All the running bits are the same but totally different look

CB450-1968-Brochure.jpg 68 cl450.jpg
My first bike was identical to that red one.
 
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